The Sanyo EM-S153 microwave oven is a simple and effective oven and will set you back approx. £100. It comes in three colours (white, green and blue) and has a capacity of 0.7 cu. ft. (20 L) and six separate heat settings ranging from 80 to 800 W output. As with most microwave ovens today, it comes with it's own turntable to ensure even cooking and an easy to use digital front operating panel. Also included is an easy to set clock. One of the best features of this oven, is that it will calculate the cooking and defrost times of foods for you if you key in the weight, either as fresh or frozen which is a big bonus for those foods that don't come with microwave cooking instructions supplied. And with this oven, you can also delay the start of your cooking and programme the oven to begin at a time that suits you! You can also set up multi-stage cooking, for example, if your chosen food item requires so many mins at one heat setting, and then a few more mins on another heat setting, you can program this all in beforehand and the oven just gets on with it!! Saves you having to stand around and wait to change settings halfway through!! The oven is also very easy to clean, and most stains wipe off easily with a damp cloth. All in all, a great little oven, suitable for smaller familes and I've never had any problems with mine, it has always proved to be very reliable!
This microwave is a bargain for what you get! It cost me £110 when I bought it over 3 years ago and it’s still going strong. It’s one of those coloured ones that match your kitchen, either green, blue or white. At 800w it’s certainly very powerful, and has settings for 80w, 150w, 300w, 450w, 700w and 800w to suit different things that you either want to defrost, cook, or re-heat. There’s an auto defrost facility where you key in the weight of what your defrosting and the microwave works out how long it will take. There’s also facilities for fresh vegetables, frozen veggies, jacket spuds etc. I'm not sure if I got a recipe book with it or not - if I did then I've lost it somewhere between moving home twice since I've had it. But it's really easy to use, fairly quiet and looks nice too.
Short name: Sanyo EM S153